Envision loses another contract over out-of-network billing & more — 11 ASC company key notes

Here are 11 updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note:

Crescent City, Calif.-based Sutter Coast Hospital will terminate its emergency room services provider contract with Nashville, Tenn.-based Envision Healthcare in 90 days, citing high out-of-network charges. Read more.

Addison, Texas-based United Surgical Partners International plans to reopen eight surgery centers in South Carolina Sept. 17. The centers closed temporarily because of Hurricane Florence.

Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare Chairman and CEO R. Milton Johnson plans to retire and HCA named President and COO Sam Hazen his replacement.

Leawood, Kan.-based Nueterra Healthcare's Mackinaw (Mich.) Surgery Center was recognized by SPH Analytics for its patient satisfaction rate.

Deerfield, Ill.-based Surgical Care Affiliates' Wauwatosa (Wis.) Surgery Center is partnering with Access HealthNet to increase patient volume and simplify revenue cycle collections.

On Sept. 4, Brentwood, Tenn.-based Surgery Partners Executive Vice President and CFO Tom Cowey participated in the Wells Fargo Securities 2018 Healthcare Conference in Boston, addressing several questions about the company's growth strategy and where he sees the best opportunities for the future. Read more.

Boston-based Partners Healthcare and Boston-based Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary agreed to pay the state $175,000 to settle alleged Massachusetts consumer protection law violations. Read more.

Middle, Tenn.-based Comprehensive Pain Specialists still hasn't released patients' medical records after closing dozens of clinics July 31. Read more.

Becker's ASC Review profiled Nashville, Tenn.-based Covenant Surgical Partners CEO Lew Little, Towson, Md.-based SurgCenter Development's Stacey Berner and United Surgical Partners International's CEO William Wilcox.

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